By Joshua Farnsworth
In this video and article I’ll teach you how I install these vintage-style hasps, so I can put a padlock on a wooden chest or box.
This is part 3/3 of a series on hardware for a chest or box. In the first video and article I showed how to use toilet bowl cleaner to turn inexpensive, zinc-coated hinges, hasps, and screws from a hardware store, into lovely historical hardware. You can click here to watch & read part 1.
In the next video I showed my simple and quick method for install butt hinges on the dovetail chests that I built. You can click here to watch & read part 2.
Now I want to show you how I install these hasps so you can lock your chest or box.
Hasps are hardware that allows you to add a padlock to a chest like these:
My kids were begging me for years to make them wooden chests so they could keep their siblings from taking their special keepsakes and their money.
So this past Christmas I finally made the time to build these chests.
And of course, I wanted to honor their request for a security feature.
Actually, I was just tired of hearing them whine about getting their stuff stolen. So let’s jump into my tutorial for adding these hasps to a dovetail chest.